Monday, July 1, 2013

The 2013 Best Websites and Apps for Teaching and Learning


Librarians, educators, and friends of libraries gathered over the past four days for the 2013 American Library Association Annual Conference. Bright and early on Saturday morning, the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning committee revealed this year's top 25 sites. As a member of the committee, I hope you find the list useful and instantly see ways to use the websites in your library, classroom, and personal life. 

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Please click here to view all the websites. 


The 2013 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning committee announced their inaugural list yesterday morning. I'm thrilled they included apps that have worked successfully in my library (e.g. Bats! Furry Fliers of the Night , NASA, Socrative, Barefoot World Atlas, and Toontastic), and I'm looking forward to introducing the rest of the list in the fall. 

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. The apps foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Please click here to view the full list. 

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